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Dot Schmitt Psychotherapy, LMHC

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Dot Schmitt has over 30 years of experience and considers the therapeutic relationship integral to change. Her treatment approach is eclectic, using a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness. She provides an easygoing, relaxed atmosphere where humor is both welcomed and encouraged and support and safety are foundational.

Dot Schmitt has over 30 years of experience and considers the therapeutic relationship integral to change. Her treatment approach is eclectic, using a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness. She provid…

Dot Schmitt has over 30 years of experience and considers the therapeutic relationship integral to change. Her treatment approach is eclectic, using a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness. She provides an easygoing, relaxed atmosphere where humor is both welcomed and encouraged and support and safety are foundational.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • LGBTQIA+
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

    including BlueCard Network access

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  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • AllSavers UHC
  • Harvard Pilgrim
Pay with a program
  • Optum Live & Work Well (EAP)
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
  • Offers virtual sessions
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“I provide an easygoing, safe space so that clients can talk about and process “hard stuff” in an atmosphere of full support and trust.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Being a therapist continues to be a passionate calling that has shaped and defined my life in infinitely rewarding ways. In my young adult years, I was the “good listener” and the go-to person in my circle of friends when they needed comfort, support, or assistance with problem-solving during hard times. It was an easy and natural choice for me to become a psychotherapist. Helping others navigate and heal during the difficult times and transitions in their lives is a sacred trust and a privilege.
What should someone know about working with you?
In our work together, progress is measured in the small steps toward change as well as by the goals that are set and met. Each session begins with a review of the work that was done during the week, including any obstacles encountered. I believe work outside our sessions reinforces the work done in sessions. I work with clients of all ages and have over 30 years of experience working in a college counseling center. I provide an easygoing, safe space so that clients can talk about and process “hard stuff” in an atmosphere of full support and trust.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
Compassion, kindness, equity, and inclusion are the values I live by each day in my personal life as well as in my work as a therapist.
“Compassion, kindness, equity, and inclusion are the values I live by each day in my personal life as well as in my work as a therapist.”